Clinical Director (518639) - Mental Health

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 13, 2020
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day work, 76 hours per fortnight to commence January 2021. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $152,181 - $231,316 per annum plus allowances, superannuation and access to salary packaging.

Please note that access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range $219,141 -$231,316 is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1, 2 or 3 as described in the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2017.


As a part of a multidisciplinary Statewide mental health service delivering high quality mental health care and, in accordance with Statewide Mental Health Services (SMHS) principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Clinical Director will:
• Provide high levels of strategic leadership and direction, ensuring the highest standards of service delivery are achieved in accordance with SMHS/Tasmanian Health Service (THS) policy directions, service standards and financial targets.
• Provide the Clinical Executive Director - SMHS, Medical Director - SMHS and the SMHS Executive, with high quality and authoritative advice on a range of clinical administrative and governance matters.
• Represent SMHS within the local Hospital facility through the provision of high-quality consultation, authoritative advice and leadership. Including working as a part of the local Hospital management team.
• Ensure provision of a comprehensive mental health service.
• Act as an expert resource to service based and community mental health professionals and health service providers including general practitioners and other agencies with regard to the assessment and management of patients with mental health disorders.
• Undertake supervisory responsibilities with Consultants and other medical staff.

Location: Launceston General Hospital

We can offer:

Attractive Salary Package, including On Call Allowance and Call Back, and election to participate in the Private Patient Plan
Negotiable salary including superannuation and access to salary packaging
Relocation and accommodation assistance
Commitment to ongoing professional development, including conference and sabbatical leave, in additional to annual leave entitlements
Flexible work/life balance
Dynamic team environment

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.
  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements

  • Appropriate post-graduate qualifications.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 518576, 518639 Clinical Director SMP1-11 (October 2020) HPRNL.pdf
(image) 518576, 518639 Clinical Director SMP1-11 (October 2020) HPRNL.docx
THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Complete the following application form and email your application to the listed contact person including the below form:
Application for Employment (PDF).pdf
Application for Employment (Word).docx


Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources and Organisational Development
PO Box 1963

In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria which are located in the Statement of Duties.

For more information contact:

Ben Elijah

(03) 6777 4039

[email protected]

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